Signing Time Dictionary

We are committed to providing resources for parents who value signing with their children. Our sign language dictionary includes over 400 common signs including the top starter sings for your baby. For each word, there is a video, diagram, and teaching notes to make learning new signs easy. Many of our signs include free downloadable ASL Flashcards to help reinforce the signs taught in our series.

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Nurse in Sign Language

Learn how to sign nurse in ASL (American Sign Language) – besides Mommy and Daddy, nobody will take better care of you!

1. First make an N-shape by folding your pointer, middle, ring, and pinky fingers down into your palm and poking your thumb up between the middle
and ring finger.
2. Now take that N-shape, extend out the middle and pointer finger a bit, and tap those two fingers on the wrist of your other hand.
3. This sign looks like a nurse is checking your pulse. It also has N for nurse! Use these cues to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign nurse in ASL

  • Play dress up as a nurse and take care of a special teddy. Does teddy need his temperature taken? Or a band aide? The nurse can help! Sign nurse while you care for your furry friend. (Tip – no Band-Aids on furry friends. Put it on their clothes or on plastic parts. They don’t always come off fur very well!)
  • Preschool games that teach about community helpers are lots of fun! Provide costumes for nurses, doctors, etc. in a play area designated as a pretend hospital. Encourage children to use their signs as they play.

Nurse! Just like doctor but an N for nurse taking a pulse. Nurse!

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